Antwerp, 16 December 2022
Two agreements have been signed by PSA Antwerp in order to implement large-scale works for the refurbishment of its Europa Terminal on the river Scheldt.
The first agreement was signed with the Austrian crane innovators “Kuenz”, for the delivery of 14 new automated stacking cranes (ASCs) for the terminal, designed and produced together with ABB.
The Europa Terminal will therefore reach a quota of 48 new automated stacking cranes to manage its upgraded yard, with a significant capacity boost. In the future, PSA containers will be able to be stacked with higher density of up to six high, instead of just three high.
The second agreement was signed with Stadsbader/DSG to update the civil and electrical infrastructure for the first phase of the works at Europa Terminal. The works will start in January 2023 and will be finalised in Q2 2025.
These works will increase the container terminal’s capacity by more than 700,000 TEU per year and help PSA Antwerp reach its sustainability goals to reduce its carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 and become completely carbon neutral by 2050.
Source: Port Technology